The Project Manager, South Asia is responsible for developing and managing our peace building and conflict resolution work in Pakistan and India in the context of Kashmir. This includes support to dialogue and negotiation processes, promoting community inclusion and engagement in peace processes, contributing to research and analysis on peace and conflict drivers and dynamics.
The post holder is responsible for overseeing the full project cycle for these activities, including design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting. They act as a resource to partner organisations and representing the programme in meetings with a range of interlocutors in the field. The post-holder contributes to strategic development, implementation and resourcing of the South Asia programme as a whole, and manages a Programme Officer, consultants and volunteers. The post is based in London and will involve frequent travel to the region.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience
- Substantial experience of project management including project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and narrative and financial reporting.
- Practical experience of designing and implementing conflict resolution and peacebuilding interventions, including experience of working with international, national and local partner organisations in conditions of current or recent conflict.
- Experience of living or working in or with India or Pakistan.
- Experience of and sensitivity to communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences (including senior government officials, politicians, opposition groups, national and local NGOs and conflict-affected communities).
- Experience of planning, running, and facilitating effective meetings and workshops.
- Demonstrable experience of preparing, managing and monitoring budgets, local partners’ activities and of financial and narrative reporting to donors.
- Experience of developing new project ideas, building relationships with donors and writing proposals and budgets to secure new funds.
- Appreciation of confidentiality, political sensitivity and the complexities of working in a situation of unresolved conflict or political transition.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
- Post-graduate study or equivalent by experience in conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, gender, peace and security or other related fields.
- Experience of working in a conflict-affected area, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
- Spoken and written Hindi or Urdu (desirable).